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Radio Flyer Auctions Autographed Scooters to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Scooters signed by celebs, including Jason Bateman, Khloe Kardashian and will.i.am, auctioned to benefit Partnership for a Healthier America

WASHINGTON, DC (October 4, 2011) – The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and honorary chairwoman First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis, today announced that Radio Flyer, a toy company known for its popular red wagon, is auctioning off Style N’ Ride Scooters featuring celebrity autographs to benefit PHA’s fight against childhood obesity. Thirty-seven scooters will be auctioned over the next five weeks, and bidding for each scooter starts at $40.

Scooters signed by Jason Bateman, Khloe Kardashian and the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am. are among the first items up for grabs during Radio Flyer’s celebrity auction, and each week will bring a new round of auctions.

“For many people, Radio Flyer evokes memories of an active childhood,” said PHA spokeswoman Elly Spinweber. “PHA is so pleased that Radio Flyer is helping draw attention to the problem of childhood obesity in this country, and donating funds to help solve it. The more we are able to educate people about the health challenges our nation’s children are facing, the more likely it is that we can end the crisis within a generation.”

This week, the bidding starts on scooters signed by:

  • E!’s Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

  • Jason Bateman

  • The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am.

  • The Disney Channel’s David Henrie

  • The Twilight Saga star Nikki Reed

  • The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham

  • Pretty Little Liars star Tyler Blackburn

  • Quinton Aaron of The Blindside

For more information or to bid on the scooters, visit: http://stores.ebay.com/auctioncausecharityauctions/pages/radio-flyer/

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit www.aHealthierAmerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.